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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215804/cognitive-function-and-neuropsychological-comorbidities-in-children-with-newly-diagnosed-idiopathic-epilepsy
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Seung Yun Lee, Jang Ho Park, Sin Jae Park, Yangho Kim, Kyung Yeon Lee
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to identify cognitive function and neuropsychological comorbidities in children with newly diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 97 antiepileptic drug-naïve children (9.7 ± 2.9 years; 54 males and 43 females) with newly diagnosed idiopathic epilepsy, all of whom underwent a neuropsychological battery. The battery consisted of the Korean Wechsler Intelligence Scale, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Rating Scale, ADHD Diagnostic System, Children's Depression Inventory, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213045/-an-effect-of-epilepsy-on-sleep-structure
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S G Khachatryan, Yu S Tunyan
In this review, the authors discuss the problem of management of the patient with epilepsy with regard an impact of epileptic seizures and syndromes on sleep structure. Sleep disorders can lead to worsening of seizure control and general medical condition of the patients. However, seizures themselves and types of epilepsy can affect the sleep architecture. One of the most frequent symptoms of disordered sleep in epilepsy patients is excessive daytime sleepiness, which can be a consequence of poor sleep quality due to frequent nocturnal seizures or excessive interictal epileptiform activity during sleep leading to frequent arousals...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213044/-the-course-and-development-of-epilepsy-in-patients-with-typical-variant-of-rett-syndrome-and-mutations
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M Yu Bobylova, I V Ivanova, I V Nekrasova, O A Pylaeva, K Yu Mukhin, A A Kholin, Ek S Iljina, A V Kulikov, El S Iljina, Yu E Nesterovsky
AIM: To study the anamnesis, clinical state, electro-encephalographic and brain MRI characteristics in patients with Rett syndrome (МЕСР2) and epilepsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven female patients, aged from 3 to 23 years, with Rett syndrome and MeCP2 mutations were studied. The study continued for 10 years (2006-2015). Assessment of neurological and mental status, night sleep video-EEG monitoring, MRI were performed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Epilepsy was diagnosed in six cases (54...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210066/the-interictal-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-network
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Suganya Karunakaran, Matthew J Rollo, Kamin Kim, Jessica A Johnson, Giridhar P Kalamangalam, Behnaam Aazhang, Nitin Tandon
OBJECTIVE: Identification of patient-specific epileptogenic networks is critical to designing successful treatment strategies. Multiple noninvasive methods have been used to characterize epileptogenic networks. However, these methods lack the spatiotemporal resolution to allow precise localization of epileptiform activity. We used intracranial recordings, at much higher spatiotemporal resolution, across a cohort of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) to delineate features common to their epileptogenic networks...
December 5, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206330/differential-patterns-of-dynamic-functional-connectivity-variability-of-striato-cortical-circuitry-in-children-with-benign-epilepsy-with-centrotemporal-spikes
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Rong Li, Wei Liao, Yangyang Yu, Heng Chen, Xiaonan Guo, Ye-Lei Tang, Huafu Chen
Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is characterized by abnormal (static) functional interactions among cortical and subcortical regions, regardless of the active or chronic epileptic state. However, human brain connectivity is dynamic and associated with ongoing rhythmic activity. The dynamic functional connectivity (dFC) of the distinct striato-cortical circuitry associated with or without interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) are poorly understood in BECTS. Herein, we captured the pattern of dFC using sliding window correlation of putamen subregions in the BECTS (without IEDs, n = 23; with IEDs, n = 20) and sex- and age-matched healthy controls (HCs, n = 28) during rest...
December 5, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197650/kcc2-epileptiform-synchronization-and-epileptic-disorders
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Graziella Di Cristo, Patricia N Awad, Shabnam Hamidi, Massimo Avoli
The K+-Cl- co-transporter KCC2 is a neuron-specific, Cl- extruder that uses K+ gradient for maintaining low intracellular [Cl-]. It is indeed well established that sustaining an outwardly-directed electrochemical Cl- gradient across the neuronal membrane is fundamental for a proper function of postsynaptic GABAA receptor signaling. In particular, studies in the last two decades have shown that KCC2 activity is important to maintain a hyperpolarizing GABAergic neurotransmission. Conversely, low KCC2 activity should lead to depolarizing, and under specific conditions, excitatory GABAergic transmission...
November 29, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197620/role-of-the-fyn-pkc%C3%AE-signaling-in-se-induced-neuroinflammation-and-epileptogenesis-in-experimental-models-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Shaunik Sharma, Steven Carlson, Sreekanth Puttachary, Souvarish Sarkar, Lucas Showman, Marson Putra, Anumantha G Kanthasamy, Thimmasettappa Thippeswamy
Status epilepticus (SE) induces neuroinflammation and epileptogenesis, but the mechanisms are not yet fully delineated. The Fyn, a non-receptor Src family of tyrosine kinase (SFK), and its immediate downstream target, PKCδ are emerging as potential mediators of neuroinflammation. In order to first determine the role of Fyn kinase signaling in SE, we tested the efficacy of a SFK inhibitor, saracatinib (25mg/kg, oral) in C57BL/6J mouse kainate model of acute seizures. Saracatinib pretreatment dampened SE severity and completely prevented mortality...
November 29, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185336/fluoropolymer-based-flexible-neural-prosthetic-electrodes-for-reliable-neural-interfacing
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Yong Hee Kim, Jongkil Park, Ho Koo, Min Sun Kim, Sang-Don Jung
We covalently bound fluoropolymer (FP) films by plasma treatment followed by thermal pressing at temperatures below their melting point, and fabricated an adhesion-metal-free flexible gold electrode array entirely encapsulated by the FP film, excepting the active electrode openings. The fabricated device was chemically resistant and was modified to have a lower impedance and efficient charge injection capability. The fabricated device was evaluated in vivo in rats and was confirmed to record the epidural epileptiform activity induced by chemical administration...
November 29, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180954/disrupted-co-activation-of-interneurons-and-hippocampal-network-after-focal-kainate-lesion
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Lim-Anna Sieu, Emmanuel Eugène, Agnès Bonnot, Ivan Cohen
GABAergic interneurons are known to control activity balance in physiological conditions and to coordinate hippocampal networks during cognitive tasks. In temporal lobe epilepsy interneuron loss and consecutive network imbalance could favor pathological hypersynchronous epileptic discharges. We tested this hypothesis in mice by in vivo unilateral epileptogenic hippocampal kainate lesion followed by in vitro recording of extracellular potentials and patch-clamp from GFP-expressing interneurons in CA3, in an optimized recording chamber...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178354/hyperexcitability-of-the-network-contributes-to-synchronization-processes-in-the-human-epileptic-neocortex
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Kinga Tóth, Katharina T Hofer, Ágnes Kandrács, László Entz, Attila Bagó, Loránd Erőss, Zsófia Jordán, Gábor Nagy, András Sólyom, Dániel Fabó, István Ulbert, Lucia Wittner
Interictal activity is a hallmark in epilepsy diagnostics and is linked to neuronal hypersynchrony. Little is known about perturbations in human epileptic neocortical microcircuits, and their role in generating pathological synchronies. To explore hyperexcitability of the human epileptic network, and its contribution to convulsive activity, we investigated an in vitro model of synchronous burst activity spontaneously occurring in postoperative tissue slices derived from patients with or without preoperative clinical and electrographic manifestations of epileptic activity...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175488/influence-of-the-epileptiform-discharge-microenvironment-on-the-differentiation-of-oligodendrocyte-precursor-cells
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Yue Wang, Liming Liu, Hengsheng Chen, Li Cheng, Li Jiang
The use of related cell cultured models to investigate the genesis and development of epilepsy is beneficial for exploring the mechanism of epileptogenesis. Recent reports have described the myelination damage caused by epilepsy in animal models; however, limited reports have focused on the influence of epilepsy on remyelination in vitro. The current study was designed to investigate the effect of the epileptiform discharge microenvironment on the differentiation of oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs). Neurons with epileptiform discharge released more glutamic acid than normal neurons, which was detected by HPLC...
November 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175154/immature-status-epilepticus-in-vitro-models-reveal-differences-in-cholinergic-control-and-hfo-properties-of-adult-ca3-interictal-discharges-in-temporal-vs-septal-hippocampus
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Apostolos Mikroulis, Christos Panagiotis Lisgaras, Caterina Psarropoulou
We have earlier demonstrated that a Status Epilepticus (SE) during CNS development has long lasting effects on cholinergic neurotransmission, detectable in vitro and in vivo. In this work, we aimed to localize changes in temporal (T) vs septal (S) hippocampus and to correlate adult CA3 interictal epileptiform discharge (IED) frequency changes to those of Ripples (R) and Fast Ripples (FR) of the High Frequency Oscillations (HFOs). Spontaneous IEDs were induced by bathing slices in Mg2+-free ACSF or in 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP, 50µM) and data were analyzed separately for each model...
November 23, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174492/optimal-use-of-eeg-montages-to-identify-inferior-temporal-epileptiform-activity
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Gregory L Krauss, Ronald P Lesser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172114/beamforming-applied-to-surface-eeg-improves-ripple-visibility
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Nicole van Klink, Arjen Mol, Cyrille Ferrier, Arjan Hillebrand, Geertjan Huiskamp, Maeike Zijlmans
OBJECTIVE: Surface EEG can show epileptiform ripples in people with focal epilepsy, but identification is impeded by the low signal-to-noise ratio of the electrode recordings. We used beamformer-based virtual electrodes to improve ripple identification. METHODS: We analyzed ten minutes of interictal EEG of nine patients with refractory focal epilepsy. EEGs with more than 60 channels and 20 spikes were included. We computed ∼79 virtual electrodes using a scalar beamformer and marked ripples (80-250 Hz) co-occurring with spikes in physical and virtual electrodes...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168169/response-to-clobazam-in-continuous-spike-wave-during-sleep
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Clemente Vega, Ivan Sánchez Fernández, Jurriaan Peters, Maria S Thome-Souza, Michele Jackson, Masanori Takeoka, Greta N Wilkening, Phillip L Pearl, Kevin Chapman, Tobias Loddenkemper
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of clobazam treatment in reducing epileptiform discharges and modifying neuropsychological function in continuous spike-wave during slow wave sleep. METHOD: We performed a prospective clinical trial in patients with continuous spike-wave during sleep aged 4 to 10 years. Patients underwent neuropsychological assessment and overnight electroencephalographic monitoring before treatment, and subsequent repeat assessment and overnight electroencephalographic monitoring 3 months after treatment...
November 23, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166136/the-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-b-receptor-gabab-encephalitis-clinical-manifestations-and-response-to-immunotherapy
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Junzhao Cui, Hui Bu, Junying He, Zeyan Zhao, Weixin Han, Ruiping Gao, Xiaoqing Li, Qing Li, Xiaosu Guo, Yueli Zou
PURPOSE: We report 11 patients diagnosed with GABAB receptor (GABABR) antibodies encephalitis in China and aim to analyse the clinical characteristics, laboratory and imaging findings, therapeutic modalities and outcomes. METHODS: Clinical data from patients diagnosed with anti-GABAB receptor encephalitis in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University from February 2016 to October 2016 January were retrospectively collected and evaluated. RESULTS: Seven of the eleven patients were males, and a mean age at presentation of 63 years (range: 47-79 years)...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161907/heightened-background-cortical-synchrony-in-patients-with-epilepsy-eeg-phase-synchrony-analysis-during-awake-and-sleep-stages-using-novel-ensemble-measure
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Chetan S Nayak, N Mariyappa, Kaushik K Majumdar, Pradeep D Prasad, G S Ravi, M Nagappa, Thennarasu Kandavel, Arun B Taly, Sanjib Sinha
INTRODUCTION: Excessive cortical synchrony within neural ensembles has been implicated as an important mechanism driving epileptiform activity. The current study measures and compares background electroencephalographic (EEG) phase synchronization in patients having various types of epilepsies and healthy controls during awake and sleep stages. METHODS: A total of 120 patients with epilepsy (PWE) subdivided into 3 groups (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy [JME], temporal lobe epilepsy [TLE], and extra-temporal lobe epilepsy [Ex-TLE]; n = 40 in each group) and 40 healthy controls were subjected to overnight polysomnography...
March 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161899/how-long-should-routine-eeg-be-recorded-to-get-relevant-information
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Hannah Doudoux, Kristina Skaare, Thomas Geay, Philippe Kahane, Jean L Bosson, Cécile Sabourdy, Laurent Vercueil
OBJECTIVE: The optimal duration of routine EEG (rEEG) has not been determined on a clinical basis. This study aims to determine the time required to obtain relevant information during rEEG with respect to the clinical request. METHOD: All rEEGs performed over 3 months in unselected patients older than 14 years in an academic hospital were analyzed retrospectively. The latency required to obtain relevant information was determined for each rEEG by 2 independent readers blinded to the clinical data...
March 1, 2017: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157999/chromaticity-separation-and-the-alpha-response
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S M Haigh, N R Cooper, A J Wilkins
Chromatic gratings can be uncomfortable to view and can evoke a large haemodynamic response. Both the discomfort and the amplitude of the haemodynamic response increase monotonically with the perceptual difference in the colour of the component bars of the grating, as registered by the separation in their chromaticity in the CIE 1976 UCS diagram. Individuals with photosensitive epilepsy exhibit epileptiform EEG activity in response to flickering light of alternate colours. The probability of the epileptiform response again increases monotonically with the separation of the colours in the CIE UCS diagram...
November 17, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157096/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-the-mozart-effect-on-childhood-epilepsy-a-systematic-review
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Dana E Brackney, Jessica L Brooks
This systematic review examines the effectiveness of Mozart's music in decreasing seizures in children with epilepsy (Mozart Effect) using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice rating scale(©). A search for articles with "Mozart Effect," "child*," and "epilepsy" was conducted in CINAHL Complete, Science Direct, Cochrane, and PubMed databases. Eight studies were selected based on the exclusion and inclusion criteria after removal of duplicates ( n = 17) and others ( n = 46). Studies included were English language, peer reviewed, published between April 2010 and February 2017, and available in full text with an abstract...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
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